Red Hot Chili Peppers, you’re our only hope.
As Obi-Wan Kenobi is soon ready to release, an interesting update from StarWarsNewsnet.com has signaled the appearance of a famous rock star to cameo in the series. Director Deborah Chow has already mentioned that the series will contain a few cameos (though no one is sure who will be in the series except for the ones that made the project), but StarWarsNewsNet.com now knows at least once.
It isn’t necessarily “big” or anything, but it’s certainly fun to see that the Star Wars universe is expanding with established stars popping in for a brief appearance, such as Danny Trejo, a frequent collaborator of Robert Rodriguez, in The Book of Boba Fett
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According to the site, Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be appearing in the series and will be wielding a blaster. Flea is no stranger to film and television, having previously starred in Back to the Future Parts II and III as Needles, The Big Lebowski, My Own Private Idaho, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Baby Driver, Toy Story 4, and recently appeared in Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers, the documentary on pop duo Sparks and brothers Ron and Russell Mael.
A Flea in Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Red Hot Chili Peppers
It’s unclear which role the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist will play, and at what capacity his cameo will bring to the story, but it’s just yet another example of popular stars appearing briefly in recent Star Wars titles. For example, Simon Pegg, Daniel Craig, Iko Uwais, Michael Giacchino, and Kevin Smith all appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in minor roles.
In the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, Jason Sudeikis and Adam Pally played two stormtroopers in the final episode, who both punched Grogu in the face. Not fun. Jennifer Beals, Stephen Root, Timothy Olyphant, Rosario Dawson, Corey Burton, Mark Hamill, and Robert Rodriguez himself all appeared in minor roles for The Book of Boba Fett.
Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers also joins an impressive cast in Obi-Wan Kenobi, comprised of Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christiensen, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Moses Ingram, India Varma, Rupert Friend, Sung Kang, Kumail Nanjiani, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, and Maya Erskine. The series is directed by Deborah Chow, with Joby Harold showrunning. More cameos should definitely be expected for Obi-Wan, which were not only teased by the director, but by actors himself.
In a recent appearance at a convention panel, Sheev Palpatine actor Ian McDiarmid teased that his famous character could make an appearance in the series by saying “There’s a certain show coming soon set right around the time I may have been considered to be very active.” Somehow, it looks like Palpatine will indeed return in his live-action form, and hopefully wash away the bad taste of The Rise of Skywalker‘s baffling twist.
Though I’m not complaining, especially if it means seeing McDiarmid interact with Christiensen again. Their relationship was the best part of Star Wars: Episode III–Revenge of the Sith, and also brought the best memes. “Good, Anakin, Good. Kill him. Kill him now. Do it,” is one of the most iconic line deliveries in science-fiction cinema history. Still, one wonders how Red Hot Chili Peppers will play into the story.
What do you think? Are you worried that Obi-Wan Kenobi will have too many cameos? Who will the Red Hot Chili Peppers member play? Let us know in the comments below!
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